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Buddhist Women at the Time of the Buddha

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Stories about women in the time of the Buddha. Written by Hellmuth Hecker, translated from the German.
  Buddhist Women at the Time of the Buddha  by  Hellmuth Hecker  Translated from the German by Sister Khemā Buddhist Publication SocietyKandy ã Sri Lanka Wheels No: 29229! Copyright © Kandy; Buddhist Publication Society (1982)BPS nline !dition © (2 9)#igital $ranscription Source% BPS and &ccess to 'nsight $ranscription ProectBPS nline !dition © (2 9)or *ree distribution+ $his ,or- .ay be republished/ re*or.atted/ reprinted and redistributed in any .ediu.+ 0o,eer/ any such republication and redistribution is to be .ade aailable to the public on a *ree and unrestricted basis and translations and other deriatie ,or-s are to be clearly .ar-ed as such and the Buddhist Publication Society is to be ac-no,ledged as the srcinal publisher+  ontents ore,ord++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++&bbreiations o* Source 3e*erences+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++$he 4erses o* inal Kno,ledge o* Bhi--hun5 Su6t6+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++7ueen alli-6+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++:hat Cannot Be <ot ( The Buddha’s Words to King Pasenadi on Queen Mallikā’s Death )+++++++++++++++++++11Khe.6 o* <reat isdo.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++1Bhadd6 Ku=>ala-es6 ( The Former ain !s eti )++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++1?Kis6gota.5 ( The Mother #ith the Dead $hild )++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++19So=6 ( With Many $hildren )+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++2@and6 ( The %alf&'ister of the !#akened (ne )++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++2Aueen S6.6at5++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++28Pa6c6r6 ( Preser)er of the *inaya )+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++:2  #ore$ord $he *ollo,ing stories/ ,ritten by 0ell.uth 0ec-er/ hae been translated *ro. the < Buddhist .againe/ Wissen and Wandel / D4'''  (19?2) and DD'' E (19?A)+ $hey are published here ,ith their -ind per.ission+hile eery e**ort has been .ade by the translator to con*or. to the srcinal ,riting/ so.e changes had to be .ade *or the sa-e o* clarity+$he stories o* Bhadd6 Ku=>ala-es6 and Pa6c6r6 hae been enlarged and *illed in+<rate*ul ac-no,ledge.ent is .ade to 4en+ Khantip6lo *or his assistance ining the style and content o* this narratie+ 0is ne, translations o* erses o* the $her5g6th6 and the #ha..apada *ro. the srcinal Pali hae helped to .a-e these stories co.e alie+'t is hoped that this boo-let ,ill sere as an inspiration to all those ,ho are endeaouring to tread in the BuddhaFs *ootsteps+Sister Khe.6at Buddha #ha..aise.ans erry/ @+S++ 22::&ustralia Ganuary 1982 %bbre&iations of Source 'eferences &@&Hguttara @i-6ya#@#5gha @i-6ya#hp#ha..apada@ahi.a @i-6yaS@SaIyutta @i-6yaSnSuttanip6ta$h$herag6th6$h5$her5g6th6P6cP6cittiya (4inaya) GG6ta-aJdJd6naililindapaha Gt.G6ta-a.6l6BuBuddhaaIsa#iy#iy6ad6na&p&pad6naPPetaatthu  The (erses of #inal Kno$led)e of Bhikkhun* Su+,t, ith subtle eils adorned/<arlands and sandalL,ood bedec-ed/Coered all oer ,ith orna.ents/Surrounded by .y serants/$a-ing ,ith us *ood and drin-/!atables o* .any -inds/Setting o** *ro. the house/$o the *orest groe ,e too- it all+0aing enoyed and sported there/e turned our *eet to ho.eBut on the ,ay ' sa, and entered@ear S6-eta/ a .onastery+Seeing the Might o* the orld' dre, near/ bo,ed do,n to hi.;ut o* co.passion the Seeing ne$hen taught .e #ha..a there+0earing the ,ords o* the <reat Sage/' penetrated $ruth%$he #ha..a passionless/' touched the #ha..a o* #eathlessness+hen the $rue #ha..a had been -no,n/' ,ent *orth to the ho.eless li*e;$he three $rue Kno,ledges are attained/@ot e.pty the BuddhaFs $eachingN$her5g6th6/ 17:O1: *erses of the +lder nuns 7
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